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€€ - €€€Japanese, Asian
11288 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3187
+1 818-980-8450
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good41%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
27 Feb 2018
“Uniquely great food and atmosphere”
14 Nov 2016
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Japanese, Asian
€€ - €€€
11288 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3187
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The food and atmosphere are unbeatable.. But it does get crowded after about 6:30 p.m. and honestly I wish people wouldn't bring so many kids there.. But it's one of my favorite restaurants of all time, cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank BronBeee
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went here with high expectations because of so many reviews. It is indeed a hole in the wall place, really small and homey. But the food was decent at best.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Daichan is located in a strip mall just off Ventura Blvd. Validated parking is available in a small lot, with valets available presumably to handle the overflow. The decor is an eclectic mix of Asian bobbles and the menu reads like a newspaper. The food,...More

Thank SeaMariner22
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Really liked the kitschy atmosphere here. It's like being in friends house. Everything was fresh and tasted great!

Thank DandS1153
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I met friends here for lunch recently, and although Japanese is not my go-to cuisine choice, I was pleasantly surprised by the deliciousness of the food. I chose the mixed poke (poki) bowl and it was sensational. The fish was very fresh and the sauce...More

Thank PixieLuv
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A great little restaurant with amazing service. The place has a very homey feel in the best way possible. I feel like I'm visiting a friend's home when I'm here. The ramen and the udon here are great. The tempura in the soups are perfect....More

Thank hellomav
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Located in a typical mall on Ventura, this small Japanese restaurant will take you in another world of a traditional Japanese house, far from the usual sometime fancy sushi scene. The comfort food, the homy décor with a real Japanese service make you feel home....More

Thank RedSkirrel
Reviewed 13 May 2016

If you love chicken katsu curry like I do, this is the place. And if you love great service - second that. This place is the best with reasonable prices to boot. The catch - average sushi. Don't expect great sushi, and you will walk...More

Thank saravanan b
Reviewed 9 April 2016

A very local & low key Japanese restaurant that is refreshingly NOT trendy. We ordered To-Go. They were super nice on the phone and at pickup. The food was good, details below: Cucumber Bonito salad - Very refreshing with angular chunks of cucumber and with...More

Thank ColoradoBeerMan
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been to this fabulous little place many times and cannot believe I havent reviewed prior. This is one of those little gems that sits in the shadow of other big name and crowded eateries. From the first time you go in you are...More

Thank Jon B
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11288 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3187
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-980-8450
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